We have been constantly improving our sawmill since we
bought it. This is a progression on our sawmill project so far.
spring 2008 we purchased a different sawmill. A combination of Frick models 00
and 0. We rebuilt it from the ground up. We completed it in the
fall of 2009!
|In Sept 2003 we purchased a
1948 Cat D318 engine (that's
the size in a 1950s D6). It is stuck from sitting for several years. We have to get it running and come up with
a 2.5:1 reduction and then install it and make more sawdust! See
the progression of engine here.
used to haul logs on one of the hay bale wagons, but they are fairly big
wagons and getting the logs off them is a chore. In
the summer of 2003 I built this trailer to haul the logs on. I didn't
install a floor on it to make so I can slip the forks under the logs and
lift them right off. Here are the
construction progression pictures.
the fall of 2002 we constructed a building over our sawmill. In 2004
we added on to the building for a area to set the engine. See
construction photos here.
move logs and lumber around we built this bucket with a set of forklift forks in the
fall of 2002.
It is for our JD 3020 farm tractor. We were using our bucket for loading
the round hay bales to move logs and lumber, but we did not want to break a
tine, so we chose to